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NEW YORK—The way Shannon Poulin sees it, about 95 percent of the servers shipped every year are x86 systems powered by chips from Intel or Advanced Micro Devices.

The other 5 percent, however, make up about 40 percent of worldwide server revenue.

“That’s a small number of units for a large part of the revenue,” Poulin, Xeon platform director at Intel, said during a meeting with reporters here April 6. “We’re trying to bring volume economics to that space."

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